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Ashford University

Where School Comes To You

You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Ashford delivers relevant degree programs to you anytime, everywhere, surrounded by a supportive community where you belong. Ashford University’s main campus is located in San Diego, CA. Ashford University offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in more than 50 disciplines and specializations. There are four academic colleges within the University: the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Health, Human Services and Science; and the Forbes School of Business and Technology, which offers the majority of coursework online, and various master’s degree options.

Ashford University Accreditation

Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001, www.wascsenior.org.

Technology Changes Everything ®

Now school comes to you, making earning your college degree a real possibility. Experience a new way of learning through the innovative online experience at Ashford University. Earn the Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree you’ve always wanted. Your Ashford University experience brings you:

Relevance

Choose from online college degrees in some of today’s in-demand fields including health care, education, business, and liberal arts.

Technology

The world is your campus. The tools available to you through Ashford University, including a mobile app, coursework content in the cloud, a portal for students, and much more lets you keep in touch with your courses and classmates while on-the-go.

Community

Join a diverse student body where you belong. Students, faculty, and alumni interact and support each other from across the country and the world. Social media allow everyone in the Ashford community to connect and network whenever you wish. At the end of your journey, meet your fellow graduates at commencement. Thousands of students from across the country gather to celebrate.

Support

You’re never alone. Your team at Ashford includes advisors, faculty members, mentors, writing consultants, librarians, career services specialists, and more. Get the support you need to be successful in earning your degree.

Ashford University Degree Programs

*certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

 Forbes School of Business and Technology

  • BA/Accounting
  • BA/Business Administration
  • BA/Business Economics
  • BA/Business Information Systems
  • BA/Business Leadership
  • BA/Consumer and Family Financial Services
  • BA/eMarketing
  • BA/Entrepreneurship
  • BA/Finance
  • BA/Human Resource Management
  • BA/International Business
  • BA/Operations Management and Analysis
  • BA/Organizational Management
  • BA/Project Management
  • BA/Public Administration
  • BA/Public Relations and Marketing – No Specialization
  • BA/Public Relations and Marketing – Information Systems
  • BA/Public Relations and Marketing – International Management
  • BA/Public Relations and Marketing – Project Management
  • BA/Real Estate Studies
  • BA/Service Management – No Specialization
  • BA/Service Management – Hospitality Enterprise
  • BA/Service Management – Retail Management
  • BA/Service Management – Non-Profit Enterprise
  • BA/Service Management – Restaurant Enterprise Management
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management – Entrepreneurship
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management – Finance
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management – Marketing
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management – Information Systems
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management – Project Management
  • BA/Supply Chain Management
  • MA/Organizational Management – No Specialization
  • MA/Organizational Management – Global Management
  • MA/Organizational Management – Media Management
  • MA/Organizational Management – Human Resources Management
  • MA/Organizational Management – Organizational Leadership
  • MA/Organizational Management – Project Management
  • MA/Organizational Management – Public Administration
  • MA/Organizational Management – Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MBA – No Specialization
  • MBA/Business Economics
  • MBA/Entrepreneurship
  • MBA/Environmental Management
  • MBA/Finance
  • MBA/Global Management
  • MBA/Human Resources Management
  • MBA/Information Systems
  • MBA/Marketing
  • MBA/Media Management
  • MBA/Organizational Leadership
  • MBA/Project Management
  • MBA/Public Administration
  • MBA/Supply Chain Management

 College of Education

  • AA/Early Childhood Education
  • BA/Child Development
  • BA/Cognitive Studies
  • BA/Early Childhood Education
  • BA/Early Childhood Education – Infant and Toddler Care
  • BA/Early Childhood Education Administration
  • BA/Early Childhood Education Administration – Infant and Toddler Care
  • BA/Education Studies
  • BA/English Language Learner Studies
  • BA/Instructional Design
  • BA/Education – Library Science and Media
  • MA/Education – Child Development
  • MA/Education – Curriculum & Instruction
  • MA/Education – Early Childhood Education
  • MA/Education – English Language Learners
  • MA/Education – Exceptional Systems for Revolutionizing Education
  • MA/Education – Family & Community Services
  • MA/Education – Higher Education
  • MA/Education – Reading Literacy
  • MA/Education – School Leadership in the 21st Century
  • MA/Education – Special Education
  • MA – Teaching and Learning with Technology

 College of Health, Human Services, and Science

  • BA/Applied Behavioral Science
  • BA/Complementary and Alternative Health
  • BA/Gerontology
  • BA/Health and Human Services
  • BA/Health and Human Services – Long-term Care Management
  • BA/Health and Wellness
  • BA/Health Care Administration
  • BA/Health Care Administration – Long Term Care
  • BA/Health Education
  • BA/Health Informatics
  • BA/Psychology
  • MA/Health Care Administration

  College of Liberal Arts

  • AA/Military Studies
  • BA/Applied Linguistics
  • BA/Communication Studies
  • BA/Cultural Anthropology
  • BA/English
  • BA/Environmental Studies
  • BA/History
  • BA/Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • BA/Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BA/Liberal Arts
  • BA/Law Enforcement Administration
  • BA/Military Studies
  • BA/Political Science and Government
  • BA/Social and Criminal Justice
  • BA/Social Science
  • BA/Sociology
  • MS/Criminal Justice

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Ashford University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(866) 711-1700
Website:www.ashford.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:https://oap.ashford.edu/online/login.php?entry=au-online&team=all
Address:8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92123
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:41,361
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):21%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:18 (0% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,032
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,032
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,727

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Ashford University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Ashford University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2173
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education1104
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs71
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total46411

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Ashford University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2173
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Education164
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs61
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences4
Grand total45311

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Ashford University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,032
Out-of-state$11,032
Books and supplies$950

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,289
Out-of-state$11,289

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid58292%
Grant or scholarship aid54486%$4,727
Student loan aid52784%$7,291

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid28,96778%$4,440
Federal student loans24,17065%$7,255

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Ashford University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Ashford University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Ashford University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment41,361
Undergraduate enrollment35,870
Graduate enrollment5,491

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Ashford University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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